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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceaea

Staurastrum alternans  (Br√©bisson) Ralfs

Widespread but thought not to be common. In peaty moorland pools, lochs and old peat cuttings

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
West, W. & West, G.S. (1912) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 4
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009) A Practical Guide to the Desmids of the West of Ireland

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